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  • Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter despite deflationary pressures in Europe.
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  • Tax Day Freebies and Deals
  • Let's face it. Tax Day can be a little... taxing. Cheer up with these deals and freebies!
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  • Subway bread
  • Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week
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  • Walmart makes organic foods push
  • Low-cost leader Walmart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
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  • Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.
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  • Chipmaker Intel says it's eliminating 1,500 jobs from its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica.
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  • As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix.
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  • SUV test
  • Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group
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  • The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features
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  • Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is buying Ford's shuttered plant in the Philippines to grow in market where car ownership is on the rise
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  • Taco Bell ad
  • Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald
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  • Baybrook mall expansion plans
  • Baybrook Mall has announced a major expansion plan, intending to add room for stores, restaurants and entertainment venues in a construction project to take a year and a half
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  • Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained
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  • The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 5 cents, to $3.56, during the past two weeks
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  • Etrade baby
  • The E-Trade baby will finally stop talking
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  • The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again
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  • Quiznos
  • Denver-based Quiznos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt by more than $400 million
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  • American Airlines
  • American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative's death
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  • Taco Bell waffle taco
  • Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco
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  • Netflix and Comcast deal
  • Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households
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  • whats app
  • Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition, but what is WhatsApp?
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  • WhatsApp. (AP Photo: Margarethe Wichert/dapd)
  • Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition
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  • Eddie Bauer store
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is buying the parent company of Eddie Bauer in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $825 million that will help strengthen its men's wear business and diversify its offerings
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  • Satya Nadella, seen here in this undated photo provided, will replace Steve Ballmer as Microsofts new CEO, the company announced Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
  • Satya Nadella has "the right background to lead the company in this era," Bill Gates said in a video message
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  • U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that power-assisted brakes can fail at times in Camry gas-electric hybrids
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  • Michaels
  • The Irving, Texas, company said it launched the probe after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards
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  • An insurance industry group says subcompact cars aren't doing very well in crash tests
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  • The government wants to upgrade the standards for child safety seats
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  • Pizza Hut pizza
  • If you notice some air bubbles and stray cheese on your Pizza Hut crust, it's not an accident. It's all part of an effort to appear more authentic
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  • Google Inc. will invest $75 million more in Texas wind farms as the tech giant expands its renewable energy efforts
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  • Velveeta cheese
  • Playoff parties may have one fewer dip option this year
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  • General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon
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  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China
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  • Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season
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  • The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing out its best year since 1997 as traders wrap up a record-setting year on Wall Street.
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  • McDonalds
  • McDonald's is shutting down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the company
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  • Apple says it has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world's biggest phone carrier
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  • Chobani yogurt
  • Whole Foods has lost its taste for Chobani
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  • The founder of Lululemon is stepping down as chairman after raising some ire with comments his about potential buyers of the retailer's yoga gear
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  • American Airlines and US Airways jets park at gate at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
  • American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways has culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner
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  • Woman with baby at computer
  • Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
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  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  • Fear not, breakfast lovers -- Krispy Kreme doughnuts are returning to Houston.
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  • The drones callled octocopters would replace postmen and delivery services
  • Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle
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  • Toyota is promising a mass-produced fuel cell car by 2015 in the latest ambitious push to go green by an industry long skeptical about the super-clean technology that runs on hydrogen.
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  • Closing arguments are scheduled today in the battle of tech titans Apple and Samsung over a patent infringement award
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  • A Monster.com survey suggests 16 percent of Americans hate their jobs
  • A new survey from Monster.com says 16 percent of Americans flat out hate their jobs
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  • The stock market broke through two milestones Monday before giving up nearly all its gains late in the day
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  • Forbes logo
  • In a Friday letter to employees, Mike Perlis said that Forbes Media has received "more than a few" indications of interest from potential buyers
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